Jussier Formiga won an important fight against Zach Makovsky, scoring back-to-back for the first time under the UFC banner, but he wouldn’t call it the best win of his MMA career.
The Nova Uniao flyweight, who defeated the former Bellator bantamweight champion via unanimous decision at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, was disappointed with his third round against Makovsky.
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BANGOR, Maine – It was a valiant effort from Zach Makovsky in the third round. It was also too little, too late.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC Fight Night 47: Complete recap of tonight’s (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux-led “Prelims” mixed martial arts (MMA) action that featured four bouts across four weight classes, airing live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) and online via “Fight Pass.” Who won, lost, got kayoed and tapped? Get your UFC Fight Night 47 “Prelims” fix below.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its first trip to Bangor, Maine this Saturday night (Aug. 16, 2014), as UFC Fight Night 47: "Bader vs. St. read news >>
Jussier da Silva made Zach Makovsky play his game. read news >>
And a win in "The Pine Tree State" could lead to a shot at the 125-pound title.
Top UFC flyweight Zach Makovsky pushed back his interview time a few hours due to some fight week obligations ahead of tonight's (Aug. 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 47 match-up against Jussier Formiga, his third fight for the promotion. He's usually always around when he says he'll be, so once he was on the phone I jokingly told him that he was big timing me.
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UFC Fight Night 47 plays host to one of the most pivotal matchups in the flyweight division—No. 6-ranked Jussier Formiga vs. No. 9-ranked Zach Makovsky.
And it is on the Fox Sports 2 prelims.
Formiga has exchanged wins and losses in his four UFC bouts, but he remains one of the best 125-pound fighters in the world. His grappling is elite level which was on display in his last outing in March. Formiga quickly put away Scott Jorgensen with a rear-naked choke.
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Jussier Formiga’s upcoming fight with Zach Makovsky is going to have a real impact in the rankings. Formiga, though, just doesn’t think they mean all that much.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Years ago, when the Drexel Dragon blue-and-gold meant the world to Zach Makovsky, the young wrestler was never far off from his singlet. Here was the quintessential underdog, a 5-foot-4 walk-on who implausibly rose to the rank of team captain, and yet the sport's greatest stage became his White Whale.
Makovsky got close once. One match away from qualifying for amateur wrestling's post-season in his junior year, a storybook run collapsed at the most untimely of moments, and Makovsky fell short. B read news >>
Zach Makovsky knows UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson isn’t unbeatable, but he’s fully aware it will take a lot to knock “Mighty Mouse” off his throne.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC read news >>
On this edition of Shameless MMA, the guys are joined by RFA 16's Maureen Riordon and Marion Reneau-aka Moe Moe. Also joining us is UFC flyweight Zach "Fun Size" Makovsky. read news >>
Zach Makovsky vs. Jussier Formiga and "Jacare" Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi 2 are among several fights that have since been moved from UFC 176 to other cards.
The loss of UFC 176 has proven to be the gain for other upcoming cards. About half of the original lineup has already been redistributed across several August and September cards, most notably the rematch between Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi, which will either headline or co-headline the UFC Fight Night in Connecticut.
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